Xbox Branded USB Flash Drive

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In early April Xbox announced that it would be releasing an update to add the use of USB storage devices for the 360. That was good news for those with an Arcade version Xbox or just wanted their profile to go with them so they wouldn’t miss out on every little bit of gamerscore.

Microsoft of course had to put out their own Xbox 360 brand Sandisk USB flash drive so as to not miss out on the opportunity they created. To be fair its not just an empty flash drive. The drive comes pre-formatted to work with the Xbox and comes with a free month of live to get you gaming with friends out of the box. I would be crazy not to mention the lanyard thats only available while supplies last.

The drive may be a little expensive at $69.99 but I have to commend Xbox for adding this support to let gamers have the on-line gaming experience they want while Sony keeps removing selling points such as backwards compatibility and their other OS support on the Playstation 3 making PS3 owners going to court.

The USB flash drive available from Sandisk in the link below.
Xbox 360® USB Flash Drive by SanDisk® [Sandisk]

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12 Comments on "Xbox Branded USB Flash Drive"

  1. DaN iZ HyPeD May 9, 2010 at 19:49 - Reply

    Thats pretty sweet to be honest.

  2. AxleIsBored May 8, 2010 at 13:28 - Reply

    this says xbox on it and is therefore the best flash drive ever, right? hurr durr.

  3. Rocker2791 May 7, 2010 at 23:20 - Reply

    You’re paying for the brand not the quality, sadly.

  4. Sandhu Andreas May 7, 2010 at 17:41 - Reply

    £52 for a 16gb one, ouch.
    I can buy a none ‘Xbox’ branded Sandisk 16gb one for £18. These should drop in price rapidly hopefully.

  5. dragonquestking May 7, 2010 at 16:26 - Reply

    Rooster Teeth did a test on what the best USB would be. and its not sandisk.

  6. Mistadadio May 7, 2010 at 15:17 - Reply

    Like everyone has said here 70 bucks is way to much for the drive….no purchase for me.

  7. Tyler May 7, 2010 at 14:07 - Reply

    I just want to know where Microsoft gets their prices when it comes to memory. This is WAY over priced, their HDD’s just crazy expensive. Who is the one that says these prices are OK?

    • cynicalbrit May 7, 2010 at 15:58 - Reply

      The same people who say paying $60 for a game is okay.
      Everyone and anyone who buys them.
      And yet I continue to buy.

      • Tyler May 7, 2010 at 16:03 - Reply

        I can understand game prices, but when I can go to Newegg and get the same size drive for 30 bucks, it is just crazy. They are like the Monster Cables of flash drives.

        • cynicalbrit May 7, 2010 at 16:05 - Reply

          And if we all buy those drives not these ones the price of these will go down, or they’ll cease to be sold at all.

  8. KR3W619 May 7, 2010 at 12:41 - Reply

    Wow that’s such of ripoff but it’s Microsoft so i’m not suprised.

  9. UltimateSin May 7, 2010 at 11:15 - Reply

    The price tag on this is not even close to a good value. Looking at the price at Bestbuy, a 16GB Sandisk is $40. Buy two and it’s only 10 bucks above what one 360 branded usb flashdrive would cost.